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Liblicense: Licensing Digital Information

A comprehensive guide to licensing issues that discusses licensing terms; defines licensing vocabulary; provides access to model licenses and publisher licenses; and includes a bibliography, a directory, and other useful resources.


Directories and Guides

Author Rights, SPARC

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse

Copyown, University of Maryland

Copyright & Fair Use, Stanford University Libraries

Copyright and Intellectual Property, ARL

Copyright Resources for Authors, SPARC

Crash Course in Copyright, University of Texas System

Creative Commons Licenses


Franklin Pierce Law Center's IP Mall

Information Policy: Copyright and Intellectual Property, IFLA

Liblicense: Licensing Digital Information, Yale University Library

Open Access Law: Publication Agreement & Copyright License, Science Commons

Mailing Lists and Weblogs

beSpacific, Sabrina I. Pacifici

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Copyright & Patents, Jurist

Current Copyright Readings, M. Claire Stewart

DeepLinks, EFF

DIGITAL-COPYRIGHT, Center for Intellectual Property, University of Maryland University College

Freedom to Tinker, Ed Felten

Furd Log, Frank Field

LawMeme, Yale Law School

Lessig Blog, Lawrence Lessig

Liblicense-L, Yale University Library

RIGHTS-L (List members only)


Federal Relations E-News, ARL Daily News

Internet Law Wire, Jurist


ARL Federal Relations and Information Policy

The Australian Digital Alliance

Center for Democracy and Technology

Center for Intellectual Property and Copyright in the Digital Environment, University of Maryland University College

Creative Commons

Copyright Management Center, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

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United States Copyright Office

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Intellectual Property Law Journals, FindLaw

Timeline: A History of Copyright in the United States, Amy Masciola

U.S. Laws

Copyright and Intellectual Property Legislation/Database Proposals, ARL

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Digital Millennium Copyright Act: Status & Analysis, ARL

Information Relating to the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act, ARL

"Orphan Works", ARL

Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act

State-Level 'Super DMCA' Initiatives Archive

Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act, ARL

Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA), ARL

Work Made for Hire and Copyright Corrections Act of 2000

Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography > Scholarly Electronic Publishing Resources > Legal

Bailey, Charles W., Jr. Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography. Houston: University of Houston Libraries, 1996-2006.